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Empsall, MissRef 494-2160
[18??-1???] Singer.

She was a pupil of Luke Settle.


Question: Does anyone know whether she was related to the family who ran Miss Empsall's Academy?

 

On 7th December 1853, she sang at a concert with Mrs Sunderland and reviews said


She is possessed of a remarkably sweet voice; she is very young, but promises to become a good singer. She merited a warm encore accorded by the audience in her song I saw him by the fountain
 

Empsall, Abraham HansonRef 494-579
[18??-18??] Of Hipperholme. Mentioned in Game Lists published in October 1852,

Empsall, Albert EdwardRef 494-74
[1894-1917] Or Edward Albert.

Son of William Valentine Empsall.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Wesley's Chapel, Halifax / a cotton piecer [1911] / a cotton mule tenter / employed by J. M. Bowman.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and he served as a Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [April 1915] and was wounded in the leg [28th October 1915].

He died of wounds at Passchendaele [7th December 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I D 35].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Wesley's Chapel, Halifax, and on the Memorial at Halifax Gymnasium

Empsall, EdgarRef 494-234
[1855-1906] Son of Jonas Empsall.

He was contractor in Brighouse.

In [Q4] 1884, he married Emily Hemingway in Halifax.


Emily was the daughter of Samuel Hemingway
 

Edgar died Q3 1906.

Emily died Q1 1944.

They both died in Halifax

Empsall, JamesRef 494-327
[1826-1895] (Possibly) son of John Empsall.

Born in Northowram.

He was a stuff presser [1851, 1861, 1871] / a foreman presser of stuff goods [1881].

In [Q4] 1849, he married Hannah Bradbury [1832-1889].


Hannah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Abraham Bradbury
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1851]
  2. Samuel [1851] who died aged 1 day
  3. Emily [1857-1923] who married John Bentley Drake
  4. William Arthur [1865-1868]
  5. Gertrude [1872-1874]

The family lived at

  • Sun Fold, South Parade, Halifax [1851]
  • 31 Bright Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 5 Kent Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 16 High Street, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1851] were Hannah's parents and siblings.

Hannah died 20th June 1889 (aged 57).

James died 2nd September 1895 (aged 69).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2922]

Empsall, JamesRef 494-324
[1829-1???] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a gardener [1851].

In 1822, he married Mary A..

They lived at Hipperholme

Empsall, JohnRef 494-323
[1794-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool sorter [1851].

Around 1830, he married Betty [1798-18??].


Betty was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1830]
  2. Sarah A. [b 1837]
  3. Robert [b 1839]
  4. Henry [b 1841]

They lived at Hipperholme [1851].

Living with them [in 1851] were visitor George Gledhill [b  1850] & grandson Samuel Empsall

Empsall, JohnRef 494-413
[1801-1849] He was a woolcomber [1841].

He married Susanna [1801-18??].


Susanna was born in Halifax.

She was a woolcomber [1851]

 

Children:

  1. James [b 1826] = (possibly) James Empsall
  2. Mary [b 1826]
  3. Samuel
  4. John [b 1829] who was a woolcomber [1851]
  5. William [b 1832]
  6. Susanna [b 1834] who was a weaver [1851]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1836] who was a spinner [1851]
  8. Fanny [b 1839]
  9. Ann [b 1841]

The family lived at

  • Birkby Lane, Clifton [1841]
  • Bailiffe Bridge, Clifton [1851]

John died Q4 1849

Empsall, JonasRef 494-367
[1818-1891] Illegitimate son of Betty Empsall [1797-18??]; father unknown.

Born in Brighouse [9th November 1818]; baptised at St Matthew's, Lightcliffe [20th December 1818].

He was a stone mason [1851, 1861] / a master stone mason [1871] / a mason [1881] / a retired mason [1891].

On 21st November 1841, he married (1) Sarah Barber in Halifax.


The Marriage Banns were read 7th, 14th & 21st November 1841
 


Sarah was the daughter of
William Barber.

She had a son William [January 1840-21st July 1841] (born out of wedlock) who was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

 

Children:

  1. John [1844-1867] who was a stone mason [1861]
  2. Mary [b 1847] who married George Kershaw
  3. Fanny [1849-1869] who married Sam Jagger

Sarah died [Q1] 1851.

On 10th January 1854, Jonas married (2) Mary Tyas [1819-1866] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was born in Brighouse 26th November 1819
 

Children:

  1. William Empsall Tyas [1853-1901] who was a mason [1871]
  2. Arthur [29th March 1854-February 1855]
  3. Edgar

Mary died 28th August 1866.

On 21st February 1868, Jonas married (3) Hannah [1827-1901] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah [née Taylor] was born in Brighouse. She was the widow of Jubal Ellis
 

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1869] who was a plumber [1891]

They lived at

  • New Close, Hipperholme [1851]
  • Waterloo, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1861]
  • 27 New Street, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1871]
  • Lightcliffe Road, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1881]
  • Bracken Road, Hipperholme with Brighouse (with daughter Mary & her husband George Kershaw) [1891]

Jonas died 5th May 1891.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £289 16/-.

Probate was granted to Sam Empsall and George Kershaw.

Hannah died 30th November 1901.

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Empsall, JosephRef 494-638
[17??-18??] Of Lightcliffe.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Sarah [1795-1872] who married John Thornton

Empsall, RalphRef 494-150
[1???-17??] Occupied Small Lees, Soyland from 1740

Empsall, SamRef 494-2
[1869-1933] Born in Brighouse.

He was a plumber [1911] / a journeyman plumber with Joseph Lawson & Sons in Brighouse  [1921].

On 9th January 1907, he married 1869-19??. at St Martin's Church, Brighouse.


Mary was born in Brighouse [4th August 1869]
 

There are no records of any children.

They lived at Fern House, 23 Bracken Road, Brighouse [1911, 1933, 1939].

Sam died 16th May 1933

Empsall, SamuelRef 494-326
[1800-19??] Born in Hipperholme.

He was a wool sorter [1851].

Around 1834, he married Nancy [1809-19??].


Nancy was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1834] who was a power loom weaver [1851]
  2. Mary [b 1841]
  3. John [b 1843]
  4. Maria [b 1845]
  5. Benjamin [b 1847]
  6. Sarah [b 1850]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1851]

They lived at Hipperholme [1851]

Empsall, SamuelRef 494-641
[1806-18??] Born in Hipperholme.

He became a butcher.

He married Harriet [1806-19??].

Children:

  1. John [b 1831]
  2. Charles [b 1833]
  3. Ann [1836-1899] who married Joseph Rideal Smith
  4. Samuel [b 1849]

They lived at

  • Temple Street, New Road, Halifax [1841]
  • 3 Craven Edge, Halifax [1851]
  • 2 Craven Edge, Halifax [1871]

Empsall, SamuelRef 494-3
[1827-1907] Son of John Empsall.

Born in Hipperholme.

He was a woolcomber [1851] / a dyer [1861, 1871, 1881] / a dyehouse labourer [1891] / a retired labourer [1901].

He married (1) Sarah [1828-1870].


Sarah was born in Clifton, Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. Rebecca [b 1857] who was a carpet worker [1871], a print  winder [1881]
  2. Fanny [b 1859] who was a carpet worker [1871], a print  winder [1881]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1860] who was a carpet worker [1871]
  4. Martha A. [b 1865] who was a silk gasser [1881], a cotton  print winder [1891]

Sarah died in Halifax [Q2 1870] (aged 44).

In [Q4] 1870, he married (2) Susannah Robinson [1825-19??] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Clifton, Brighouse
 

They lived at

  • Bailiffe Bridge, Clifton [1861]
  • Birkby Lane, Hartshead-cum-Clifton [1871]
  • Lightcliffe, Hipperholme with Brighouse [1881]
  • 5 Holmes Terrace, Lightcliffe [1891, 1901, 1907]

Living with them [in 1881, 1891, 1901] was grandson Leonard Lee [b 1881] (carpet weaver 1901).

Samuel died at home [22nd September 1907] (aged 80) 

Empsall, SamuelRef 494-407
[1849-1901] Born in Halifax.

He was a wool warehouseman [1871] / a worsted spinner [1881, 1891] / a worsted spinner at Clay Pit Mills, Halifax [1895].

The Yorkshire Post & Leeds Intelligencer [23rd May 1885] announced


Mr Samuel Empsall of Clay Pits, Halifax, sends (to the Inventions Exhibition) a model of improvements in apparatus for preventing accidents in hoists
 

In 1851, he was living at Hipperholme with his grandfather John Empsall.

In 1871, he was living at 2 Craven Edge, Halifax with his sister Ann Empsall [b 1837].

In [Q1] 1873, he married Catherine Highley [1849-1888] in Halifax.


Catherine was born in Halifax
 

The family lived at

  • 3 Craven Edge, Halifax [1881]
  • Clay Bank, Spring Hall Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • 5 Mayfield Terrace, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse [1895]

Living with them [in 1881] was Catherine's sister Blanche Highley [b 1868].

Catherine died in Halifax [Q4 1888] (aged 39).

Living with the widowed Samuel [in 1891] were brother-in-law Fred Highley [b 1866] (book keeper)  & sister-in-law Blanche Highley [b 1868] (housekeeper).

Samuel died in Halifax [Q1 1901] (aged 52) 

Empsall, SimeonRef 494-345
[1821-1???] Illegitimate son of Leah Empsall of Norwood Green.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [29th July 1821]

Empsall, Thomas ThorntonRef 494-28
[1824-1896] Of Slead Syke, Brighouse.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick [26 Sep 1824].

In [Q2] 1850, he married (1) Jane Kitson [1825-1826] in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Annie
  2. John Kitson [1855-1910] who was a stuff  manufacturer [1896]
  3. Thomas Thornton
  4. Jane
  5. Walter

Jane died in Bradford [Q2 1880].

In [Q1] 1883, he married (2) Martha Brumfitt in Bradford.

He died 3rd March 1896.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £707 4/2d. to his widow Martha, and sons John Kitson and Thomas Thornton.

Martha died 9th March 1925.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,440 0/10d [Resworn £3,805 7/1d] to John Thornton Masser (solicitor) 

Empsall, Thomas ThorntonRef 494-29
[1860-1925] Son of Thomas Thornton Empsall.

Born in Bradford [17th October 1860].

He was an architect & surveyor / partner in Empsall & Clarkson of Bradford / a member of the Bradford Antiquarian Society

He was involved in many major projects in and around Bradford.

In [Q4] 1901 he married Edith Pleasance Hutchinson in Selby.


Edith was the only daughter of Joseph Hutchinson of Skipwith, Selby
 

Children:

  1. John Thornton Hutchinson [b 1902]
  2. Richard William [1903-1980] who was a wool merchant [1941]
  3. Nancy Pleasance [b 1905]
  4. Raymond [1907-1985]

They lived at

  • Ashgrove, Horton [1903]
  • Ivy Cottage, Menston [1903-1908]
  • Inglewood, Burley in Wharfedale [1909]

Thomas died 26th February 1925.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £3,029 18/10d to his widow Edith and John Thornton Masser (solicitor) 

Edith died in Bradford [3rd July 1941].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £658 6/5d to son Richard William

Empsall, WilliamRef 494-288
[1795-1870] Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a warehouseman [1851].

He married Elizabeth [1800-1886].


Elizabeth was born in Mirfield.

She was a linen draper at 31 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1871] / Berlin Wool Repository [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1827] who was a bonnet maker [1851] & married  Edward Nettleton
  2. Eliza [b 1829] who was a dress maker [1851]
  3. John [b 1832] who was a wool sorter [1851]
  4. Thomas Sheard [1836-1887] who was an errand boy [1851], a  butcher [1871, 1881]
  5. Sarah Sheard [b 1837] who was a dressmaker [1871], a shop  assistant [1881], a draper [1891], a fancy draper / shopkeeper [1901]
  6. William Henry [b 1841] who was a butcher [1871, 1881]
  7. Ann [b 1844] who was a dressmaker [1871] & married Fred Aspinall

They lived at

  • Slead Mills, Brighouse [1851]
  • Commercial Street, Brighouse [1861]
  • 31 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901]

William died in 1870 (aged 75).

Living with Elizabeth & family [in 1881] was granddaughter Mary Ann Empsall [b 1862] (shop assistant).

Elizabeth died in 1886 (aged 86).

Living with daughter Sarah (head of the household) [in 1891] were her widowed sister Ann Aspinall [b 1845] (draper's assistant), her nieces Edith Aspinall [b 1878] & Fanny Aspinall [b   1873] (teacher), and visitor Mary J. Roberts [b 1869].

Living with Sarah [in 1901] were her sister Ann Aspinall, her niece Edith Aspinall (dressmaker), her nephew Ernest E. Nettleton [b 1868], and boarder Mary J. Roberts [b 1869] (dressmaker) 

Empsall, William ValentineRef 494-357
[1848-1920] Son of Edward Empsall, cabinet maker.

Born in Harrogate.

He was an upholsterer of Idle [1869] / an upholsterer [1871, 1891] / an upholsterer at cabinet maker's shop [1901] / an upholsterer [1911].

In 1869, he married Elizabeth Stansfield [1848-1908] at St Wilfred's Church, Calverley.


Elizabeth, of Idle, was born in Bradford, the daughter of
James Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. James [1870-1881]
  2. Joseph H. [b 1875] who was a silk dresser [1891]
  3. Thomas P. [b 1878] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  4. Nora [1879-1890]
  5. William [b 1882] who was a cabinet maker [1901]
  6. Anne / Annie [b 1885] who was a worsted spinning  rover [1901]
  7. Emma [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a reeler  [1911]
  8. Jane [b 1891] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a twister  [1911]
  9. Albert Edward

They lived at

  • 71 Jermyn Street, Bradford [1871]
  • 8 Fearnley Street, Bradford [with Elizabeth's widowed  mother 1881]
  • 12 Back Albion Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 15 Palm Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 8 Richardson Street, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Elizabeth died in Halifax in 1908 (aged 57).

William Valentine died in Halifax in 1920 (aged 71) 

Surname

Empsall surnameRef 494-1
There are 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Empsall, as discussed in this SideTrack.


Unattached BMDs for Empsall

Marriage 1907; Death 1907

 

The name may have originated in the towns of North Elmsall / South Elmsall near Wakefield



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